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Gary William Russell
Gary Russell, 50 of Kremmling Colorado passed away September 8,2013 at Kremmling
Memorial Hospital with his children and ex wife by his side. Gary was born in Kremmling
to Frank and Roberta Russell on December 12,1962. He spent his time with family and
friends snowmobiling, four-wheeling, camping etc. He raised three great kids Terry
William Russell of Grand Lake married to Jennifer (Holliman) Russell with their son Ian
Holliman, Christopher Allan Russell of Kremmling, Brandi Jessica Harms of Kremmling
married to Gary Harms who has a wonderful son William James Harms. Gary loved spoiling
William and Ian would do anything for them. He was married to Tamra Russell for 13
years. Gary was a auto mechanic and loved working on vehicles and on snowmobiles.
Before he was diagnosed with cancer he owned Larrys towing of Granby for 2 or 3 years
but worked for Larry for many years. He battled cancer for 5 years and was cancer free
for twelve years but he was battling a long list of complications ever since. Cremation
has taken place and Memorial Service will be held at Kremmling Community Church on
October 5,2013 at 1pm.
Saturday, October 5th, 2013 1:00pm, Kremmling Community Church
Bertie, I remember when Gary was born; he had 3 instant Moms and a Dad who was busting his buttons proud. I was sad to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers to you, Joanne and Debbie. Sandy
Sandy Graham Oct 1 2013 12:00 AM
My greatest sympathy to you. I cared for Gary at University of Colorado when he first received his transplant. I left University Hospital, and then met Gary again at Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, and finally at CBCI. It was a priviledge to care for him. I am sad to hear, that I not only loss a patient, but a true friend. He always smiled when he saw me, and it would be years that we would see each other, however; we picked up from where we last left off. He inspired me, as his complications continued, because he always had the Will to fight for his family. We had many conversations of his children and grandchildren. Rarely did we talk of his disease, how bad he felt. Gary was a man that helped my life resume, more than my work resume. I will miss him! I will keep you in my prayers and also pray for Gary, and give thanks to God for allowing me to care for such a kind man. God Bless You. Tina Marie RN at CBCI
Tina Brookover Sep 30 2013 12:00 AM
Back in 1978 when I was in AF tech school in Denver, I went for a visit and we spent the weekend riding and trying to climb the hill behind the house, I never made it to the top but Gary was a lot better at it than I was. I had a fun time and we were just young kids doing what kids do best... You will be missed Gary !!
Chris Jennings Sep 24 2013 12:00 AM
Gary is and always will be very special to me and to our family. I uploaded two pictures as how I will always remember Gary, always smiling, kind, loving and caring. Gary loved his Father, Mother and Sisters with all his heart, a deep love that many children may never experienced or comprehend. I know that Gary has had a lot of pain, suffering and heartache during his short life, that most of us could not begin to emagine. He was the strongest person that I have ever known as well as the most courageous. All my love to each of his family members
Ruth A. Thompson Sep 24 2013 12:00 AM
Gary was a very good friend to me in our younger years. We spent most of our time with our friends, there are too many stories to tell and more than a couple favorites (a few that should probably never be told). I saw him from time to time as we grew older, he was the toughest guy I ever met. Of course the snowmobile trips to the lodge and cow camp were great, my Dad sold Scorpions and Gary loved them, I will never forget when the first Whip came out....what a winter. He helped Simon with Scorpion parts about 5 years ago when Dad passed his Whips down to my kids, he was a Scorpion King:) We went to the tubing hill, the woods, Elitches, concerts, picnics, laser shows, weddings (Tammy and I had a little too much fun the night before they got married), funerals (Dougs comes to mind, Gary had a hard time with that, we all did). A group of us all moved to Denver and lived within blocks of each other. Gary, Ralph, Terry and Dick lived in one apt. Mark, Gina and I in another. Jerry downtown and Tammi at her Dad's. We had a year to remember! Don, and Gary would come in to town and hang out with me when I was babysitting the Hill and Pickering kids. We drank a lot of peppermint schapps in those days and drove on the cliffs very fast, I am surprised we made it past 1979! Anyway, I loved him and I am sad he suffered so long but I admired his stamina and I am honored to have called him friend. P.S. I would like to send a hug to Bill and Don too. Tammy, my thoughts and prayers have been with you and your children since I heard. We were told for years we were related, we never did exactly figure out how, we both just knew cow camp (Grandma Lawrence or Grandma Parsons, I can't remember and almost everyone who I could ask has passed) was were it started. Rest in Peace Gary
Ronda Reynolds Myers Sep 23 2013 12:00 AM
My daddy was the best dad ever and an even better grandfather. He loved everyone. He loved spending time with his family and friends, but I think he was happiest when he was with his grandson William. We all love and miss him so much. R.I.P Daddy.
Brandi Russell Sep 20 2013 12:00 AM
To all the Russell family, I am so sorry for your loss. it is out of order and so hard when the baby is taken home first. god is no respecter of age. Gary had to be one if not the kindest kid in our class. I look at the pictures that have been downloaded and so many emotions come over me. First off I have not known anything about his illness. What a fighter! His pictures during his illness sadden me so. I look at his senior picture and it seems like yesterday we were all on the bus with vodka and oranges in our backpacks off for our senior picnic and pictures. I remember standing there trying to make him laugh. The picture of him on the pony interests me. I have no personal memories of this. However since I have lost both of my parents I have all of our family pictures and I have pictures of this and of us all with the pony and holding calves. I remember when I was really young being at your home every weekend. May your hearts have peace that can only be given by the Holy Spirit. YOU HAD A WONDERFUL SON,BROTHER, AND I AM SURE FATHER AND GRANDFATHER. I can honestly say in growing up in a small town and in the same class with the same people 6 hours a day for 13 years I never once remember hearing Gary say hateful things to me or others. May we all learn from Gary. Christy
Christy jones Crislip Sep 19 2013 12:00 AM
Gary Russell always Snowmobiling. One day the Judge came into my office at the Courthouse to tell me a story about Gary and Himself. He said they had all went snowmobiling to the slides. Gary had hurt himself jumping and left his snowmobile for the Judge to try it out. The Judge was one of those able to go the farthest up the hill on Gary's machine and loved it, but when it came time come down, he had another thrill, he said it was so far down it almost scared him. He come to ask how Gary was doing, but I did know any of this?
Roberta Russel Sep 15 2013 12:00 AM